Separation of forces in the area of Petrovskoye village. October 7
The separation of forces in Petrovskoye village took place yesterday after all. DPR People’s Militia started withdrawing its forces at 11:00, after contacting the Ukrainian side that confirmed its readiness to do the same.
Servicemen started to withdraw 2 km back at the launch of a flare. In the course of an hour they assumed the prepared positions near Petrovskoye village.
OSCE mission members, JCCC representatives and journalists were present at the separation of sides and registered the fact that Donetsk People’s Republic implemented the agreement.
At 11:20 Armed Forces of Ukraine informed that they are withdrawing their units.
Ukrainian side already disrupted the disengagement of forces in the area of Petrovskoye twice. Originally the separation of sides was supposed to take place on three parts of the frontline on October 1. The separation of forces took place at the appointed time in the area of Zolotoye village in LPR, however, it was disrupted by Kiev in the area of Stanitsa Luganskaya and scheduled for October 9. OSCE intends to use this experience on other parts of the front.